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James Bond's gadgets and vehicles

Nearly as famous as James Bond's bombshell vixens are his tricked-out gadgets and vehicles. The world's most beloved spy loves his rides. We take a look at a few fully loaded Bond vehicles and gadgets and what makes them stand out.

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What Makes James Bond’s Gadgets and Vehicles One-of-a-Kind

Nearly as famous as James Bond’s bombshell vixens are his tricked-out gadgets and vehicles. The world’s most beloved spy loves his rides. But the gear appearing in the films over the last few decades are one-of-a-kind machines, outfitted by Q with enough firepower and protective armor to outlast any supervillain. We take a look at a few fully loaded Bond vehicles and gadgets and what makes them stand out.


The Man with the Aston Martin

Of all the memorable vehicles 007 drives, rides, and destructs in the films, Aston Martins are a recurring favorite. Here are several iconic Bond Astons and the upgrades from Q that make them one-of-a-kind.


Aston Martin DB5

Featured In
Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965)
007 Upgrades
  • Machine guns behind indicator lights
  • Bulletproof shields
  • Radar behind dashboard
  • Passenger-side ejector seat
  • Tyre slashers in nearside rear wheel
  • Rear water cannons
  • Oil slick deployed by “armchair” control panel

http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/aston-martin-db5 - info on gadget placement
http://www.wired.com/entertainment/hollywood/multimedia/2008/11/gallery_bondcar?slide=1&slideView=4 - photo


Aston Martin V12 Vanquish

Featured In
Die Another Day (2002)
007 Upgrades
  • Adaptive camouflage
  • Missiles in front grille
  • Machine guns
  • Spiked tyres for traction
  • Target-seeking shotguns
  • Ejector seat

http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/aston-martin-v12-vanquish


Aston Martin V8

Featured In
The Living Daylights (1987)
007 Upgrades
  • Laser guns in hubcaps
  • Stinger missiles
  • Outrigger system
  • Spiked tyres for traction
  • Turbo-boosted rocket motor
  • Bulletproof windows

http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/aston-martin-v8


Aston Martin DBS V12

Featured In
Casino Royale (2006)
007 Upgrades
  • Defibrillator
  • Anti-poison combi-pens
  • Walther with silencer

http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/aston-martin-dbs-v12

 

By Land or by Sea: 007’s Unconventional Rides

Bond’s fully loaded vehicles aren’t the only way he can get around. Throughout the decades, 007 has travelled by air, land, and sea in some vehicles that were either unconventional or well ahead of their time.


AIR

Hot Air Balloon
Octopussy (1983)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/q-hotair-balloon    
Acrostar Mini Jet
Octopussy (1983)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/acrostar-mini-jet    

LAND

Russian Tank
GoldenEye (1995)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/russian-tank
Bobsleigh
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/bobsleds

SEA

Wetbike
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/wetbike
Q Boat
The World Is Not Enough (1999)
http://www.jamesbondmm.co.uk/vehicles/q-boat

 

Not Your Average Timepieces

Over the years, even Bond’s watches have been outfitted with the latest in spy technology. Here are a few notable features that make 007’s watches more than your average Rolex.

Bond Watches

  1. Rolex
  2. Omega
  3. Seiko
  4. Breitling

Hidden Watch Features over the Years

  • Garrote
  • Geiger counter
  • Laser-beam cutting tool
  • Bullet deflector
  • Built-in telex
  • Detonator and explosive charge
  • Two-way radio
  • TV
  • Grappling hook

SOURCES: JAMESBONDMM.CO.UK, JAMESBONDMOVIESLIST.COM, WIRED.COM


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